Fostering Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers in San Diego
Angels recognizes the importance of the critical brain development taking place during the first five years of life. As babies grow they need the basic food and shelter, but that is not enough. The rapid growth of the infant brain requires emotional feeding as well.
At Angels, our focus on newborn to age five is the cornerstone of our philosophy. Child development experts know that a mother’s loving touch, the gaze into her baby’s eyes, the cooing sounds as she repeats her infant’s first attempts at language, are all critical parts of the attachment required for a healthy future. As a child grows their need for active play, language learning, and social interaction continues into the preschool years.
If a baby does not have one consistent caregiver with whom to bond during the first 18-36 months of life, that baby may develop Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). This results in an inability to bond with others throughout their life and the consequences are devastating. These early months are the critical period when a baby learns to bond with a human being, otherwise that baby may never be able to attach to anyone.